If you would like to be a parent helper, please contact the school office or a member of the Year 2 team.
Our PE days are Thursday and Friday - please can your child come in wearing their PE kit on these days.
27th September - Gymnastics Day - All children should wear their PE kit.
1st October - Harvest Celebration Rehearsal - Children walking to the Church.
4th October - Harvest Festival in Church - Reception, Year 2 and Year 4.
15th October - Book Look (3:30 - 5pm).
17th October - Maple Class Worship - (3 - 3:30pm).
18th October - Freaky Disco.
19th October - Wear it Pink - Children to wear pink, red or purple to school for the day.
Welcome to Maple Class!
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Maple Class. On this page you will find useful information including important dates, what we have been learning about, important messages, the homework task and some pictures of our best learning. If you have any questions or would like to talk, please come see Miss North, Miss Smith or Mrs Wilkinson and we will be happy to help you. You can also make an appointment at the school office. Make sure you keep returning to this page for updates and further messages throughout the year.
Our current value is…
The Year 2 team will open the doors to our classrooms off the main playground at 8:45 to greet the children and the door closes at 8:55 for registration. If you have arrived after this time, you will need to enter the school through the school office. There will be a member of the Maple Class on the classroom door so if you do need to quickly communicate a message to the teacher, please come talk to us.
The children will have a morning break at 10:30. Fruit is provided for a snack at morning break, however the children can bring in their own fruit snack if they prefer. The children will have their lunch break at 12:30 and you can choose for your child to receive a free school meal or you can send them in with a packed lunch. I would like to politely remind you that we are very careful to maintain the safety of the children in our school and are a nut free school, so therefore ask parents and carers to keep snacks and lunches nut free.
The children will also have an afternoon break at 2:30.
The end of the day is at 3:30 and the children will be delivered back into your care through the same doors that you dropped them off at. May I politely remind you that if someone different is picking your child up, that you make a member of our team aware, through a written message that is sent with your child, or a message to the school office.
We are continuing to ask the children to wear their PE kit to school on the days they have PE. Our PE days will be on Thursday and Friday. The children will be allowed to wear shorts, t-shirt, a jumper and trainers in the summer and we suggest in the winter they wear a tracksuit and trainers. Please may children with longer hair make sure their hair is tied up and that no jewellery is worn for your child’s safety.
The children will receive a Learning Log, which will have a weekly task in to complete. The Learning Logs will to given to your child on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. The tasks should not take longer than 30 minutes and will relate to what your child has been learning about in school. If you are unsure or have a question about the task, please speak to a member of the Year 2 team.
Your child will read to an adult in school most days. Please ensure that your child has their reading diary and reading book in school each day. Please support your child with their reading and sounds at home by listening to your child read and making a note in their reading diary. We would like to encourage you to listen to your child read at home at least 3 times a week to support their progression.
What we are learning this term:
To begin the new school term, we will be welcoming the children into Year 2 by developing the skills they have learnt in Year 1.
In Literacy we will be continuing to develop the children’s skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The children will be reading to a member of Maple Class in order to develop your child’s fluency and reading comprehension. Our main focus in Literacy in the Autumn term will begin with stories. We will be looking at 3 main texts which are Farmer Duck, Five Minutes’ Peace and Stanley’s Stick.
In Numeracy, we will be focusing on the children’s understanding of number, counting, addition and subtraction. We will also be looking at shapes, measure and displaying data. We will be continuing to develop the children’s understanding of time and will begin to introduce word problems for the children to apply their knowledge to. To begin our learning, we will be focusing on our number bonds and place value of numbers.
In Science we will be learning about plants and will be beginning our science topic with our big question of: ‘Is a tree a plant?’
In Humanities we will be learning about different places in the world and will increase our map reading skills.
In Art we are going to be focusing on developing understanding and developing further art skills, as well as creating art pieces based on different styles of art. Our first focus will be creating and understanding mosaics.
In computing we are going to be using a range of programmes to develop the children’s computing literacy including coding and creative projects. We will be building on our computing knowledge from Year 1 by creating our own computer programs and understanding the different vocabulary used in computing.
In RE we will be reflecting and learning more about different religions, and what makes each religion special. We will be looking at the special symbols that religions use and what their meanings are.
Ways you can help:
- If you would like to be a parent helper, please contact the school office or a member of Maple Class.
- Read with your child for 5 – 10 minutes every day.
- Discuss and question your child on their understanding of their reading books.
- Ask you child questions about what they have been learning about.
- Encourage your child to tell you the time.
- Practise the Year 2 Common Exception Words.
Children might like to read:
- Books by Emily Gravett.
- Traditional Tales from around the world.
- Story books.
- Non-fiction books about plants, habitats and wildlife.
- Non-fiction books about the Great Fire of London and The Great Plague.
- Bible stories.
Year 2 Common Exception Words:
Door, floor, poor, because, find, kind, mind, behind, climb, child, children, wild, most, only, both, old, cold, gold, hold, told, clothes, every, everybody, hour, even, any, many, great, break, steak, pretty, beautiful, after, fast, last, past, father, class, grass, pass, plant, path, bath, busy, move, prove, improve, sure, sugar, could, should, would, eye, people, water, who, whole, again, half, money, parents, Mr, Mrs, Christmas.
We look forward to working with you this year, and thank you for your support,
Miss North (Class Teacher)
Mrs Wilkinson (Teaching Assistant)
Miss Smith (PPA Cover Teacher – Tuesday PM and Wednesday AM)